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Colleges / Rochester University

Rochester University

Rochester Hills, MI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate98%
Acceptance Rate98%

Rochester University Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Rochester University was $26,735 a year.

Tuition increased 5% in 2022–from $25,462 the prior year. Usually, college tuition rises about 3% year.

If these numbers feel scary, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students find the actual cost of college is far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. And, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay out of pocket feel more doable until after graduation.

Rochester University: In-state vs. Out-of-State Tuition

Rochester University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for students from Michigan as it does for students who live in other states.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.

Attending an insitution where you are eligible for in-state tuition can save significant money on the overall cost of college. Don't forget to confirm your state's guidelines for how to qualify for in-state residency. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.

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Rochester University International Student Tuition

Rochester University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but may qualify for private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Rochester University:

•On-campus jobs •Athletic Awards •Rochester University-specific scholarships


Rochester University Living Expenses, Fees, and More


In addition to the cost of tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Rochester University.

Room and Board Costs at Rochester University

Room and board at Rochester University costs $9,440 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining halls.

Board costs can depend on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Rochester University

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.

Annual Fees

The majority of colleges also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer resources so that those with financial need to get help covering these costs.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Transportation costs at Rochester University

The total cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you own a car, or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your transportation budget. At Rochester University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

The location of a college or university can impact transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, getting around in an urban area may be pricey, but cities may offer more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Rochester University campus is in a suburban setting in Michigan, not far from Detroit.

Other Costs

When budgeting for college, don’t forget to factor in the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.


Total Tuition and Expenses at Rochester University


Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending Rochester University.

How Much Does Rochester University Cost?

What will the cost of attending Rochester University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $26,735
Room and Board $9,440

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $38,143
Off-Campus $28,703

The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

Rochester University’s tuition and fees change based on: •Campus location for full-time and part-time students •Class time for both full and part-time students


Financial Aid at Rochester University


In 2022, 482 of the 1,087 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Rochester University meets 75% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $23,170 a year. Around 85% of Rochester University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Rochester University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $5,327 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $6,796
Private Loans $9,056
Most Common Loans for Rochester University Students
Federal Loans 68%
Private loans 7%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Rochester University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Rochester University

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2022, Rochester University awarded 279 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $2.5 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $4.5 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Rochester University

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Rochester University students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Rochester University was $23,170 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Rochester University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $14,973
Off-Campus $5,533

What will attending Rochester University really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Rochester University's net cost calculator on their website.

Rochester University Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Rochester University offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Does Rochester University Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

Rochester University has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - X - Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.


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Rochester University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$38,143

In State

$38,143

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$26,735
$26,735
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$9,440
$9,440
Books
$1,968
$1,968

Rochester University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

42%

Average Financial Aid Package

$22,887

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,114

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

98%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$26,735

Out-of-State

$26,735

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Application Deadline

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